Summer has drawn to a close and autumn is here. For many people, this time of year means getting back into some type of routine to settle in for winter. If you suffer from the pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia or you are recovering from injuries or a surgery, you may want to consider adding aquatic therapy to your routine. Performed in the water, this type of low-impact therapy provides soothing exercise using the resistance and buoyancy of water. (more…)
It is interesting how certain injuries can change, yet stay the same over time. Today we have repetitive strain injuries (RSI) that are the consequences of manual labor, office work and/or the technology we use. Some of the more recent injuries include iPod finger, PlayStation thumb, Rubik’s wrist (or cuber’s thumb) stylus finger and Emacs pinky. Though these types of injuries are 21st century maladies, repetitive strain injuries are not new.
RSI was first described by an Italian physician in 1700. Bernardino Ramazzini documented over 20 categories of RSI. He made these observations among Italian industrial workers of his day. Hundreds of years later, RSI is still a concern among workers and those participating in sports and certain leisure activities. (more…)
Pregnancy is usually one of the most exciting and joyful times in a woman’s life. Looking forward to a new life fills the heart with happy expectations. Each month passes, bringing that monumental day closer. For some women, however, pregnancy brings pain and can overshadow happiness during these months. Sovereign Rehabilitation is here to help. (more…)
We all know how important good nutrition is for a variety of reasons, but did you know you can also boost your body’s capacity to heal with a diet full of nutritious foods? Certain foods have been shown to help lower pain levels. Of course, a healthy diet is not the silver bullet for all ailments; but eating those foods that reduce inflammation and avoiding the ones that increase it can have a positive impact. (more…)
The pandemic has changed the way we do things and people have had to get creative as a result. If you were used to going to the gym for your workout, you may be one of the millions of people who have found ways to work out at home. Even as businesses begin to open up again, there will still be those who choose to continue avoiding public spaces as much as possible.
The focus on germs and the COVID-19 virus for the last few months has people questioning if they will return to the gym when it does open. In the meantime, those workout sessions at home seem to be getting the job done. The only disadvantage is getting injured during your workout. Thankfully, most of the injuries people sustain during home workouts are minor and do not require intervention. Still, it is helpful to know what the common injuries are and take steps to avoid them. (more…)
Every day, millions of women suffer from pelvic pain. It can be caused by one of a number of problems. The pain is felt in the lower part of the abdomen between the groin and navel. Most women experience it as menstrual cramps or ovulation. It can also develop as a result of a food intolerance or some other gastrointestinal issue. Some types of pelvic pain can indicate a more serious health problem. (more…)
The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects your jawbone to the temporal bones of the skull. It allows for up-and-down and side-to-side motion of the jaw. This structure provides the motion for mastication, or chewing of your food, yawning and talking. When the joint is injured or overstressed, symptoms can range from minor to severe, depending on the extent of the injury.
Though individuals in every generation have experienced the discomfort from temporomandibular joint disorder, certain facts about this problem have only come to light in fairly recent years. Here are four interesting facts you may not know about this joint disorder. (more…)